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Egypt is one of the earliest civilizations on Earth with over 3000 years of ancient civilization and over 2000 years of modern Egypt which is what we can see today. The civilization concentrated on the lower reaches of Nile River, which is the life force for the empire. Egypt is famous for its ancient civilization.  It's also a top destination for some of the world's most famous sights and monuments. Get the scoop on the seven wonders of Egypt. Read more : – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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WONDERS OF ANCIENT EGYPT
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Seven Wonders of Ancient Egypt
Egypt is one of the earliest civilizations on
Earth with over 3000 years of ancient
civilization and over 2000 years of modern Egypt
which is what we can see today. The civilization
concentrated on the lower reaches of Nile River,
which is the life force for the empire. Egypt is
famous for its ancient civilization.  It's also a
top destination for some of the world's most
famous sights and monuments. Get the scoop on the
seven wonders of Egypt.
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Great Pyramid of Giza
The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest and
largest of the 3 pyramids in the Giza Necropolis
bordering Cairo, Egypt. It is the only remaining
member of the Seven Wonders of the World and is
believed to have been built as a tomb for Fourth
Dynasty Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu, constructed over
a 20 year period concluding around 2560 BC.
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The Great Sphinx
The Great Sphinx of Giza is a large half-human,
half-lion statue in Egypt, on the Giza Plateau at
the west bank of the Nile River near Cairo. The
commonly used name "Sphinx" was given to it based
on the Greek creature with the body of a lion,
the head of a woman and the wings of an eagle,
though this sphinx have the head of a
man. Egyptologists believe the Sphinx represents
the likeness of King Khafra, who is also credited
as the builder. This would place the time of
construction somewhere between 2520 BC and 2494
BC. However, limited evidence supporting this
theory has made the idea of who built the Sphinx,
and when, the subject of much debate.
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The Lighthouse of Alexandria
Also known as the Pharos Lighthouse, another of
the Seven Wonders of the World. The Lighthouse at
Alexandria is also known as the Pharos of
Alexandria. The city Alexandria was named by
Alexander the Great. It was one of 17 cities that
he named after himself, but Alexandria was one of
the few to survive. It is thought to have been
constructed of limestone blocks. The lowest level
of the lighthouse was 100 feet square and 240
feet high. The second level had eight sides and
was about 115 feet tall. The third level was a 60
foot high cylinder that had an opening at the top
to allow a space where the fire burned to light
the way for sailors in the night. On top of this
was a statue in honor of Poseidon, the god of the
sea.
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The Valley of the Kings
It is a valley of tombs constructed for pharaohs
and powerful nobles of New Kingdom of ancient
Egypt for a period of nearly 500 years from 16th
to 11th century BC. The valley is known to have
more than 63 tombs and chambers including the
tomb for Tutankhamun and Ramesses the Great which
are decorated with scenes of Egyptian mythology.
It is the most magnificent burial ground in the
world with many precious treasures buried along
the valley with the pharaohs and nobles.
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Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
It is situated beneath the cliffs at Deir el
Bahari near the Valley of the Kings. Designed by
the architect Senemut, this mortuary temple is
dedicated to the Sun God, Amon-Ra. It employs a
lengthy, colonnaded terrace tht deviates from the
earlier centralized Mentuhotep temple. There are
three-layered terraces measuring up to 97 feet
tall. It is constructed in 1480 BC, over 3400
years ago.
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Karnak Temple Complex
It comprises a vast mix of ruined temples,
chapels, pylons, and other buildings notably the
Temple of Amun with the Sacred Lake as part of
the magnificent site. It is part of the
monumental city of Thebes and is the main place
of worship of the 18th Dynasty, Theban Triad with
God Amun as its head. It is the largest ancient
religious site in the world, built in over 3300
years ago. The most interesting feature of the
site is the Great Hypostyle Hall in the Precint
of Amun-Re, covering an area of 5000 metres
square with 134 massive columns.
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Temple of Ramesses 2, Abu Simbel
It comprises two massive rock temples in southern
Egypt which were originally carved out of the
mountainside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses
2 in 13th century BC to commemorate his victory
at the Battle of Kadesh. The great temple is
relocated due to creation of Lake Nesser,
artificial water reservoir. Four colossal statues
of the pharaoh were erected as the front facade
of the temple.
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